Asus Fonepad ME175CG
SpecificationsNotebook: Asus Fonepad ME175CG (Fonepad Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z2420
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Fonepad ME175CG
Source: Think Digit
If you are looking for a tablet which gives you the capability to make calls with its dual-SIM card slots and a decent look in budget price, then the Asus Fonepad 7 is the perfect choice for you. The hardware though, isn't very promising and the tablet is definitely not for the ones who need a device for graphic intensive tasks like gaming.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Tabtech DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 70%
Source: Tablety PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: PC Lab.pl PL→EN
Positive: Good workmanship; 3G support; Intel's Atom platform; good price; good color reproduction of the screen; good audio output. Negative: Position of the speakers; narrow viewing angles of the display; thick.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2014
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Robust case; quite high contrast of the display; clear and loud sound of the speakers; good performance; good battery life. Negative: Low brightness of the display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2014
The Asus Fonepad 7 is a hybrid worth checking out if you are looking to only carry one all-in-one device. Its 7-inch form factor is easy enough to handle with one hand and allows easier handling when making calls. It sports a 1280 by 800 resolution IPS display, ensuring great viewing angles and a HD display to play your media on.
The processor is somewhat an unorthodox choice. With Intel's Atom Z2420 processor and 1 GB RAM, it isn't necessarily the best performing device but it gets the job done. The processor requires very low power to run, which plays very nicely with the 4270 mAh battery. It will roughly give you around 9 hours of use, which is an impressive number for a tablet this size.
The lack of a back camera might be a deal breaker to some (only the US model comes with it), the front sports a 1.3 MP camera that takes 720p HD video, good for video calls. Getting an Asus Fonepad 7 means also getting a vanilla Android Jellybean experience minus all the bloatware other manufacturers like to install on their devices. It only has 16 GB of storage, which might not seem like much but it does have micro SD support; as well as dual SIM support. This a solid device all around with an affordable price.
PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Z2420: Low-end single-core Soc for smartphones and tablets.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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